Do you suspect that structures in your home have suffered termite damage? You may think you are being paranoid because your home is protected by a termite contract with a pest control company. In this kind of situation, your imagination running away with you would be the ideal explanation. However, sometimes a company that is contractually obligated to control termites on your property may fail to meet those obligations. Continue reading.
Texting and driving is an incredibly dangerous habit that contributes to a large percentage of motor vehicle accidents in Georgia and across the United States. Looking at a cell phone for even five seconds is an enough time to miss hazards. While a driver is focused on reading or replying to a text, the cognitive processes involved are not being used to concentrate on the road.
Everyone loves to receive gifts during the holiday season, especially when the item is something unique and useful. But what happens when you or a loved one uses your new gift and sustains an injury? This tragic circumstance happens more than most people realize. Of course, getting the necessary medical attention is your first priority. But the question must be asked, was the product defective? The Taylor Anderson Law Firm of Charleston, South Carolina, can provide assistance in these unfortunate cases. Continue reading.
Have you taken the time to count the cost of your car accident? It can be difficult to focus on your financial situation right after a crash. However, if you don’t start thinking about the ways that your injuries will impact your bank balance, crippling debt can creep up on you rather quickly. There are countless ways that a car accident can negatively affect your finances. If you were not at fault in the accident, it may be time to consider seeking compensation. Continue reading.
A home is a long term and costly investment. With all the parties involved, building and remodeling a home can be overwhelming. Faulty design, defective materials, and faulty work can all lead to construction defects. Determining the nature of the defect and its location are both critical in determining the responsible party. Construction defects can be complex, but a construction defect lawyer can help to resolve the issue and protect your rights. Continue reading.
A slip and fall injury is where someone slips or trips resulting in an injury on someone else’s property. Slip and fall injuries can occur anywhere both indoors and outdoors. Whether the slip and fall occurred in a mall or at a friend’s house, the property owner may be held liable for the injury. Slip and fall accidents can be caused by several reasons. Some common slip and fall reasons include the following: Continue reading.
A cool, refreshing swimming pool is ideal in this summertime heat. However, fun at the pool can stop as quickly as it began. It takes a matter of seconds for a swimming pool injury to happen resulting in non-fatal injuries to fatal. Owners of the public swimming pool have the responsibility to maintain the pool area and warn against potential risks. Even though public swimming pools are heavily regulated, they could still be held liable for injuries if proven they violated the rules set forth by the state. A pool is considered part of the property where it is located and premises liability rules may apply in a swimming pool lawsuit. Continue reading.
Whether due to deteriorating health, or the need for assistance and added support, elderly individuals move into long-term care facilities each year across the United States. For family members, the decision to place a loved one into a nursing home is difficult, even if they are convinced that it’s the right choice. Thus, imagine the devastation when a loved one’s family realizes that they have experienced abuse and/or neglect. According to Nursing Home Abuse Justice, sons, daughters and grandchildren, including seniors themselves, often assume that high standards of attention, care and treatment will be met with professionalism and compassion.
As more and more South Carolinians move to dense, urban areas where they can bike to work and other events, there are rising safety problems that are evidenced in crash data. Palmetto Cycling Coalition (PCC) provides detailed reports, including safety statistics and other analytical information. The following counties exhibited the highest bike crash rates (relative to population): Charleston, Horry, Greenville, Beaufort, Berkeley, Spartanburg, Florence, Dorchester, Richland and Sumter. Continue reading.
While the coastal region of the Palmetto state is filled with ideal locations to visit and perhaps live, the low-lying areas make mold and wood rot a growing concern. Unfortunately, mold and wood rot thrive in dark places containing unseasoned lumbar and a high level of moisture. Continue reading.